Top 9 Signs That Your Child Might Have Autism

Autism is a disorder that has become so common that latest studies show that 1 in 68 children suffer from it. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a complex set of neurological disorders that severely impair social, communicative and cognitive functions. While more diagnosis are being made today than ever before, children are typically not diagnosed until after the age of 2. There are however some signs to look out for that might indicate that your child  is on the spectrum from as early as 6 to 18 months of age. Signs to look out for that signal autism mainly show up as lack in normal behaviour as opposed to displays of abnormal behaviour. Signs and symptoms differ from case to case, but here are 9 signs to look out for. If you suspect that your baby might be displaying any signs, contact your doctor immediately.

1. Lack of Smiling

Does your child smile back at you when you give her a warm, joyful smile? Does your child smile on her own? By the age of six months, your infant should be giving you big smiles or happy expressions.

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